Alliance City Schools will open North Lincoln one final time for viewing before the building is torn down. The public can tour North Lincoln on Tuesday, April 11 from 3-5 pm.
Last year, the City of Alliance and Alliance City Schools collaborated to receive a grant that will assist with the cost of the demolition of North Lincoln, which had been used only as storage by the district for the last few years.
The former elementary school has a long and proud history of educating young Aviators and adults in Alliance. Built in 1914, the building housed students in Kindergarten through fifth grade until 2003. North Lincoln contained 16 classrooms in total. It later became the location of the Alliance Career Center and the Robert T. White School of Practical Nursing.
“We are glad to be able to offer tours of the building, which is something we didn’t expect to be able to safely do,” said Superintendent Rob Gress. “Many community members have fond memories of their time at North Lincoln and we recognize it’s sad to see this historical building come to the end of its lifespan. We hope that offering these tours will bring some closure for the community members and former students of North Lincoln.”
The district administrators initially thought tours would not be possible due to the condition of the building. However, it has been determined that tours of the first floor can safely take place. The basement and second floor will not be available for viewing.
Bricks from the building will be available for people to take as a memento on a limited basis. A limited number of wooden replicas of North Lincoln will also be available by donation.
For more information about Alliance City Schools, visit www.alliancecityschools.org.
Photo of courtesy of alliancememory.org